Hamilton "struggling to stand" after British GP

Sebastian Vettel- Ferrari- Silverstone

Sebastian Vettel- Ferrari- Silverstone

Sky Sports F1 is the only place to watch every Formula 1 Grand Prix, qualifying and practice session live in 2018.

When the safety vehicle was deployed following Marcus Ericsson's crash, Mercedes elected to leave both drivers out, thereby handing Valtteri Bottas the lead - and track position - over Vettel, while at the same time allowing Hamilton to get ahead of Raikkonen and Max Verstappen.

The Briton appeared drained by the effort, and deeply unimpressed by a first-lap collision with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen that sent him spinning to the back.

"First of all, it was wrong when they gave Vettel five seconds".

"You're a lion", the elated team told him over the radio at the chequered flag as they celebrated Ferrari's first win in Britain since 2011.

Later asked if he was "comfortable" with the incident, Wolff replied: "I'm not comfortable at all with the incident because it's tiresome to be taken out in the first lap". But I mean, I want to give them a message: "it's been a handsome battle, a battle that I think the audience appreciated, there will be other battles where most likely Mercedes will win, this is a lesson for us to stay classy, a thing that they haven't done today".

Mercedes opted to keep both of its drivers out when the Safety Car was deployed due to Marcus Ericsson's crash at Turn 1.

Cardinals fire Matheny with team hovering near .500
The Cardinals said DeWitt and Mozeliak would hold a press conference on Sunday to discuss the move and additional staff changes. Louis Cardinals have fired manager Mike Matheny during his seventh season with the team hovering around.500.

No wonder, then, that Vettel was so elated on Sunday afternoon at a circuit that had seen Hamilton win for the previous four years and Mercedes for the last five.

Bottas and Hamilton also backed the decision, thought the Finn conceded that given the outcome of his race, mirroring Vettel would have led to a better result. "There were 15 or 16 laps until the end with mediums that would last". I sweat my arse off in that race. I gave everything I could, and I was struggling to stand.

"Thank you to everyone for the incredible support this weekend".

"I think we need to improve our vehicle until the end of the year, that will be key because then you have something to fight, and if you have something to fight and something to play with, you can make things happen". Kimi made a mistake. "Sometimes we say dumb s**t and we learn from it". "Without the mistakes and the penalty it would have been better, but I tried". "I took the 10 seconds and kept fighting".

Bottas ended up fourth, ahead of Australia's Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) and Germany's Nico Hulkenberg (Renault). Frenchman Esteban Ocon finished seventh for Force India, who are now level on points with McLaren and ahead on podiums.

Raikkonen was adjudged to have been at fault with the stewards meting out a 10-second penalty.

Monaco's Charles Leclerc had also been on course to score for Sauber but was ordered to stop after an unsafe release from the pits while in eighth place.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.